Thematic Divisions in Book 12
1. Exhumations of Bucer and Phagius along with Peter Martyr's Wife2. Pole's Visitation Articles for Kent3. Ten Martyrs Burnt at Canterbury4. The 'Bloody Commission'5. Twenty-two Prisoners from Colchester6. Five Burnt at Smithfield7. Stephen Gratwick and others8. Edmund Allen and other martyrs9. Edmund Allen10. Alice Benden and other martyrs11. Examinations of Matthew Plaise12. Richard Woodman and nine other martyrs13. Ambrose14. Richard Lush15. The Martyrdom of Simon Miller and Elizabeth Cooper16. Rose Allin and nine other Colchester Martyrs17. John Thurston18. George Eagles19. Richard Crashfield20. Fryer and George Eagles' sister21. Joyce Lewes22. Rafe Allerton and others23. Agnes Bongeor and Margaret Thurston24. John Kurde25. John Noyes26. Cicelye Ormes27. Persecution at Lichfield28. Persecution at Chichester29. Thomas Spurdance30. Hallingdale, Sparrow and Gibson31. John Rough and Margaret Mearing32. Cuthbert Simson33. William Nicholl34. Seaman, Carman and Hudson35. Three at Colchester36. A Royal Proclamation37. Roger Holland and other Islington martyrs38. Stephen Cotton and other martyrs39. Scourging of Thomas Hinshaw40. Scourging of John Milles41. Richard Yeoman42. John Alcocke43. Thomas Benbridge44. Four at St Edmondsbury45. Alexander Gouch and Alice Driver46. Three at Bury47. A Poor Woman of Exeter48. The Final Five Martyrs49. John Hunt and Richard White50. John Fetty51. Nicholas Burton52. John Fronton53. Another Martyrdom in Spain54. Baker and Burgate55. Burges and Hoker56. The Scourged: Introduction57. Richard Wilmot and Thomas Fairfax58. Thomas Greene59. Bartlett Greene and Cotton60. Steven Cotton's Letter61. James Harris62. Robert Williams63. Bonner's Beating of Boys64. A Beggar of Salisbury65. Providences: Introduction66. The Miraculously Preserved67. William Living68. Edward Grew69. William Browne70. Elizabeth Young71. Elizabeth Lawson72. Christenmas and Wattes73. John Glover74. Dabney75. Alexander Wimshurst76. Bosom's wife77. Lady Knevet78. John Davis79. Mistress Roberts80. Anne Lacy81. Crosman's wife82. Congregation at Stoke in Suffolk83. Congregation of London84. Englishmen at Calais85. Edward Benet86. Jeffrey Hurst87. William Wood88. Simon Grinaeus89. The Duchess of Suffolk90. Thomas Horton 91. Thomas Sprat92. John Cornet93. Thomas Bryce94. Gertrude Crockhey95. William Mauldon96. Robert Horneby97. Mistress Sandes98. Thomas Rose99. Troubles of Sandes100. Complaint against the Ipswich Gospellers101. Tome 6 Life and Preservation of the Lady Elizabeth102. The Unprosperous Queen Mary103. Punishments of Persecutors104. Foreign Examples105. A Letter to Henry II of France106. The Death of Henry II and others107. Justice Nine-Holes108. John Whiteman109. Admonition to the Reader110. Hales' Oration111. The Westminster Conference112. Appendix notes113. Ridley's Treatise114. Back to the Appendix notes115. Thomas Hitton116. John Melvyn's Letter117. Alcocke's Epistles118. Cautions to the Reader119. Those Burnt at Bristol: extra material120. Priest's Wife of Exeter121. Snel122. Laremouth123. William Hunter's Letter124. Doctor Story125. The French Massacre
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Hugh Latimer

(1485 - 1555)

Bishop of Worcester (1535 - 1539). Martyr. Of Thirkeson, Leicester. [DNB]

Foxe relates Latimer's formative years. 1563, p. 1297, 1570, pp. 1903-04, 1576, p. 1630, 1583, p. 1730.

Hugh Latimer, the martyr, was the son of Hugh Latimer of Thirkeson, Leicestershire. 1563, p. 1297, 1570, p. 1903, 1576, p. 1630, 1583, p. 1730.

Latimer declaimed the work of Melancthon. 1563, p. 1297, 1570, p. 1903, 1576, p. 1630, 1583, p. 1734.

Foxe records a sermon Latimer preached at Cambridge in 1529. 1563, pp. 1298-1304, 1583, pp. 1731-35.

Foxe records another of Latimer's sermons, the subject of which was Turks. 1563, pp. 1304-07, 1583, pp. 1735-36.

Foxe records Latimer's sermon on how to play with certain cards. 1563, pp. 1298-1304, 1583, pp. 1731-34.

Buckenham, prior of the Black friars or Lady friars, attempted to show Latimer why scripture should not be in English by use of his cards. 1570, pp. 1903-04, 1576, p. 1631, 1583, p. 1734.

Dr Venetus, a Grey friar, berated Latimer in his sermons. 1570, p. 1904, 1576, p. 1631, 1583, p. 1734.

Latimer's adversaries are listed: bishop of Ely (preached against him in King's College), Dr Watson (Master of Christ's College), Dr Norton (Master of Clare), Dr Philo (Master of Michael House), Dr Metcalfe (Master of St John), Dr Blith (of the King's Hall), Dr Bullock (Master of Queen's College), Dr Palmes (Master of St. Nicholas hostel), Bayne, Rud and Greenwood of St John's, Brikenden of St John's also, and said to have been a scholar of Latimer's. 1563, p. 1307, 1570, p. 1904, 1576, p. 1631, 1583, p. 1735.

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Henry VIII appointed Richard Stokesley (Bishop of London), Stephen Gardiner (Bishop of Winchester), Richard Sampson (Bishop of Chichester), William Repps (Bishop of Norwich), Thomas Goodrich (Bishop of Ely), Hugh Latimer (Bishop of Worcester), Nicholas Shaxton (Bishop of Salisbury) and William Barlow (Bishop of St David's) to compose a book of ecclesiastical institutions called the Bishops' Book. 1563, p. 1472.

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Dr West preached against Latimer at Barwell Abbey. 1570, p. 1904, 1576, p. 1631, 1583, p. 1735.

Barnes, prior of the Augustine friars, licensed Latimer to preach to the friars. 1570, p. 1904, 1576, p. 1631, 1583, p. 1735.

Articles were gathered out of Barnes' sermon against Master Tyrell, fellow of King's Hall, 1570, p. 1904, 1576, p. 1631, 1583, p. 1735.

Latimer would walk and talk on 'Heretykes hyll' with Bilney. 1563, pp. 1307-08, 1570, p. 1905, 1576, p. 1631, 1583, p. 1735.

Latimer went with Bilney to visit prisoners in the Tower in Cambridge. 1570, p. 1905, 1576, p. 1632, 1583, p. 1735.

Latimer and Bilney spoke to a woman in prison who was accused of killing her own child. Latimer spoke to Henry VIII after a sermon he gave at Windsor and tried to get the woman pardoned. 1570, p. 1905, 1576, p. 1632, 1583, p. 1735.

The woman gave birth to another child and Latimer became godfather, Mistress Cheek godmother. 1570, p. 1905, 1576, p. 1632, 1583, p. 1735.

Latimer and Bilney gave the woman spiritual counselling and eventually she was pardoned. 1570, p. 1905, 1576, p. 1632, 1583, p. 1735.

Dr Redman was an enemy of Latimer at Cambridge. 1570, p. 1905, 1576, p. 1632, 1583, pp. 1735-36.

Foxe includes a copy in English and in Latin of a letter Latimer received from Dr Redman, who revoked him for the doctrine he taught, along with Latimer's brief response. 1563, p. 1308, 1570, pp. 1905-06, 1576, p. 1632 [English only], 1583, p. 1736.

Latimer subscribed to articles after three years' teaching and preaching at Cambridge. 1563, p. 1309, 1570, p. 1905, 1576, p. 1632, 1583, p. 1737.

Dr Buttes, the king's physician, housed Latimer while he was preaching in London. 1563, p. 1309, 1570, pp. 1905-06, 1576, p. 1632, 1583, p. 1738.

Latimer had been offered the benefice of West Kinton, Wiltshire, through the suit of Dr Buttes and Lord Cromwell. 1563, p. 1309, 1570, pp. 1905-06, 1576, p. 1632, 1583, p. 1738.

Latimer had been made bishop of Worcester, assisted by Cromwell and Buttes. 1570, p. 1907, 1576, p. 1632, 1583, p. 1738.

Latimer refuted Dr Powell's articles. 1563, pp. 1309-11, 1570, p. 1906, 1576, p. 1633, 1583, p. 1738.

Enemies of Latimer were Powell of Salisbury, Wilson of Cambridge, Hubberdin and Sherwood. 1563, p. 1311, 1570, p. 1906, 1576, p. 1633, 1583, p. 1738.

Latimer was called to appear before William Wareham (archbishop of Canterbury) and John Stokesley (bishop of London) on 29 January 1531. 1570, p. 1906, 1576, p. 1633, 1583, p. 1738.

The wording in Tonstall's register seems to suggest that Latimer did subscribe. 1563, p. 1334, 1570, p.1907 , 1576, p. 1633, 1583, p. 1739.

Latimer was advanced to the post of bishop by Buttes and Cromwell. 1563, p. 1349, 1570, p. 1907, 1576, p. 1633., 1583, p. 1739.

Latimer told Morrice that the mayor had appointed him to preach at Easter. 1563, p. 1314, 1570, p. 1910, 1576, p. 1633, 1583, p. 1739.

Latimer prayed for Dr Wilson and his countrymen who disliked Latimer. 1563, p. 1317, 1570, p. 1912, 1576, p. 1633, 1583, p. 1739.

A friend of Latimer's told him that Wilson had gone to Beverley in Holdernesse and then on progress. 1563, p. 1317, 1570, p. 1912, 1576, p. 1633, 1583, p. 1739.

Latimer resigned his bishopric at the same time as Bishop Shaxton of Salisbury. 1563, p. 1353, 1570, p. 1907, 1576, p. 1634, 1583, p. 1740.

Articles were brought against Latimer. 1570, pp. 1926-28, 1576, pp. 1652-53, 1583, p. 1732.

Latimer was injured by a falling tree. He went to London for a remedy but was imprisoned in the Tower by the bishops in Edward's reign. 1563, p. 1353, 1570, p. 1908, 1576, p. 1635, 1583, p. 1738.

A justice in the diocese of Worcester bought land for his brother or for himself and and tried to have a poor man in the diocese damned. This man appealed to Latimer, who wrote to the gentleman about this. The gentleman later mended his ways and died prior to 1563. 1563, p .1353, 1570, p. 1908, 1576, pp. 1634-35, 1583, p. 1739.

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Latimer preached in Stamford before the duchess of Suffolk in London in convocation and in the garden before King Edward at court. 1563, p. 1353, 1570, p. 1908, 1576, p. 1635, 1583, p. 1739.

He prophecied that plagues would come in Queen Mary's reign. 1563, p. 1354, 1570, p. 1909, 1576, p. 1635, 1583, p. 1740.

He believed that preaching the gospel would cost him his life and that was why Winchester was imprisoned. 1563, p. 1354, 1570, p. 1909, 1576, p. 1635, 1583, p. 1740.

Articles were imputed to Latimer by Powell of Salisbury. 1563, p. 1654, 1570, p. 1906, 1576, p. 1633, 1583, p. 1739.

Hubberdin railed against Latimer and also railed against Luther, Melancthon, Zwingli, Frith, and Tyndale. Hubberdin danced in the pulpit. 1570, p. 1912, 1576, p. 1639, 1583, p. 1748.

On 4 September 1553, the privy council ordered Latimer to appear before them (1583, p. 1497 [recte 1409]; APC IV, p. 340).

On 13 September, Latimer appeared before the privy council and was committed to the Tower as a 'close prisoner' (1583, p. 1497 [recte 1704] - 1410]; APC IV, p. 345-46). [NB: Foxe did not reprint the description in the privy council register of Latimer's 'sedycious demeanour'].

Latimer was committed to the Tower on 17 September 1553 (1570, p. 1466; 1576, p. 1395; 1583, p. 1635). [Note that Foxe never corrected these inconsistent dates].

He was examined by Weston and the other members of the catholic delegation to the Oxford disputations on Saturday 14 April 1554 (1563, pp. 933 and 938; 1570, pp. 1593; 1576, p. 1935 [recte 1359]; 1583, p. 1430).

[There is a summary of Latimer's disputation on Wednesday 18 April 1554 which was printed in its entirety only in 1563, p. 934-35.]

Latimer disputed with Weston, Smith and the other catholic doctors on 18 April 1554 (1563, pp. 978-85; 1570, pp. 1622-27; 1576, pp. 1384-89; 1583, pp. 1454-59).

Latimer was summoned, together with Cranmer and Ridley, before Weston and the commissioners on 20 April 1554. He refused to recant what he had said during the disputations. He was condemned and taken in custody by the bailiffs (1563, pp. 935-36; 1570, pp. 1632-33; 1576, pp. 1393; 1583, pp. 1463-67).

He was brought out of the bailiff's house where he was being held, on 21 April 1554, to observe a procession in which Weston carried the sacrament and four doctors carried a canopy over Weston. Latimer, however, thought he was about to be taken to execution and urged one Augustine Cooper to make a fire that would burn quickly. When he came to Carfax and understood that he was being taken to view the procession, Latimer refused to look at it and ran 'to one Spensers shop' (1563, p. 936; 1570, p. 1633; 1576, p. 1393; 1583, p. 1464).

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Foxe mentions Latimer's condemnation and disputation in passing in 1570, p. 1639; 1576, p. 1399; 1583, p. 1469).

Bullinger sent commendations to Latimer, Thomas Cranmer and Nicholas Ridley in a letter to John Hooper dated 10 October 1554 (1570, p. 1692; 1576, p. 1444-45; 1583, p. 1518).

Laurence Saunders sent a letter to Latimer, Thomas Cranmer and Nicholas Ridley from the Marshalsea(1570, pp. 1671-72; 1576, p. 1426; 1583, p. 1500).

The examination of Latimer and Ridley before White and Brookes took place on 30 September 1555. White and Brookes received their commission from Cardinal Poole. 1563, pp. 1297-98, 1570, pp. 1903-09, 1576, pp. 1628-30, 1583, pp. 1757-60.

Latimer appeared at a second session with Brookes and White on 1 October 1555. 1570, pp. 1930-33, 1576, pp. 1758-59.

Ridley was cast into Bocardo prison with Hugh Latimer. 1563, p. 1285, 1583, p. 1718.

There was a conference between Ridley and Latimer in prison upon the objection of Antoman. 1563, pp. 1285-94, 1583, pp. 1718-24.

Grindal wrote to Ridley from his exile in Frankfort, to which letter Ridley replied. He mentioned his imprisonment with Cranmer, Latimer and Bradford. 1570, pp. 1901-02, 1576, pp. 1628-30, 1583, pp. 1729-30.

Bullinger sent commendations to Latimer, Thomas Cranmer and Nicholas Ridley in a letter to John Hooper dated 10 October 1554. 1570, p. 1692; 1576, p. 1444-45; 1583, p. 1518.

Laurence Saunders sent a letter to Latimer, Thomas Cranmer and Nicholas Ridley from the Marshalsea. 1570, pp. 1671-72; 1576, p. 1426; 1583, p. 1500.

John Bradford sent a letter to Cranmer, Latimer and Ridley. 1570, p. 1815 1576, p. 1551, 1583, p. 1634.

Rowland Taylor wrote a letter to Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer when they were prisoners in Oxford. 1570, p. 2072; 1576, p. 1787; 1583, p. 1893.

Foxe relates the behaviour of Ridley and Latimer at their martyrdom. 1563, pp. 1376-79, 1570, pp. 1937-39, 1576, pp. 1661-62, 1583, p. 1769.

Foxe records Ridley's lamentation for a change in religion, in which Ridley makes reference to Latimer, Lever, Bradford and Knox, as well as Cranmer and their part in the duke of Somerset's cause. 1570, pp. 1945-50, 1576, pp. 1670-78, 1583, pp. 1778-84.

Cranmer was examined by Bonner and Ely and condemned on 12 September 1556 (seven days before the condemnation of Ridley and Latimer). 1563, pp. 1491-92, 1570, p. 2046, 1576, p. 1765, 1583, p. 1871.

Letters. 1563, pp. 1314-17, 1321-25, 1333-34, 1344-48, 1349-53, 1570, pp. , 1576, pp. , 1583, pp. 1736-37, 1741-42, 1745-56.

Hugh Latimer presented a new year's gift to Henry VIII. 1563, p. 1734.

Foxe includes one of Latimer's card sermons. 1583, p. 2142.

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William Tyms

(d. 1556)

Deacon and curate of Hockley in Essex. Martyr.

William Tyms was sent up to London by Lord Rich, Tyrrell and others for examination. 1563, p. 1505, 1570, p. 2074, 1576, p. 1788, 1583, p. 1895.

When Tyms was brought before Tyrrell, he spoke to him for over three hours without witness, although his words were overheard and so reported to Foxe. 1570, p. 2075, 1576, p. 1789, 1583, p. 1896.

Tyms was sent before Bonner, who sent him to Gardiner for examination. 1570, p. 2075, 1576, p. 1789, 1583, p. 1896.

He remained in the King's Bench for around one year, until the death of Gardiner. 1563, p. 1504, 1570, p. 2074, 1576, p. 1788, 1583, p. 1895.

In a letter Tyms wrote to 'God's faithful servants', he named his fellow prisoners in the King's Bench as Robert Ferrar, Rowland Taylor, John Philpot, John Bradford and five other Sussex men. 1570, p. 2082, 1576, p. 1795, 1583, p. 1902.

After Gardiner's death some of his fellow prisoners sent a petition to Heath, after he replaced Gardiner as lord chancellor, on behalf of all of them. 1563, p. 1504, 1570, p. 2074, 1576, pp. 1788-9, 1583, p. 1895.

Tyms was examined by Richard Read, the lord chancellor, on 22 March 1556. 1563, p. 1505 [note that 1563 says 21 March], 1570, p. 2074, 1576, p. 1789, 1583, p. 1895.

On 23 March he appeared with Drakes before Bonner. 1570, p. 2076, 1570, p. 1790, 1583, p. 1896.

Articles against him were read in the consistory of St Paul's and he was then condemned by Bonner. 1570, p. 2077, 1576, p. 1791, 1583, pp. 1896-97.

Tyms was burned around 24 April 1556 at Smithfield. 1563, p. 1506, 1570, p. 2077, 1576, pp. 1791-92, 1583, p. 1604.

John Careless told Thomas Martyn that he had sent articles to Tyms, his bedfellow in the King's Bench, who had been burned the day before. 1563, p. 1532.

Letters. 1563, p. 1513, 1570, pp. 2077-82, 1576, pp. 1792-96, 1583, pp. 1898-1900.

Tyms was one of the recipients of a letter by John Careless to his condemned brethren in Newgate. 1563, pp. 1449-50, 1570, pp. 2105-06, 1576, pp. 1817-18, 1583, pp. 1923-24.

John Careless wrote a letter to William Tyms. 1570, pp. 2107-08, 1576, pp. 1818-19, 1583, pp. 1925-26.

William Tyms wrote a letter to unnamed recipients. 1583, p. 2142.

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A note of William Tymmes letter. A Sermon of M. Latimers Carde.

is the sonne of the liuing God, and in so beleeuyng wee should haue euerlasting lyfe. Thus with loue I write vnto you, praying God night and day to deliuer you frō euill which is in you, and to keepe you from it. Wherefore my friend or friendes, you are not crucified with Christ, you are not dead with him as concerning sinne, you are not graffed with him in Baptisme, nor you know not god nor his sonne whome he hath sent, nor his commaundements which he hath commaunded, and yet will ye teach other, with most hearty prayer praying to God for you continually.

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Patrike Patingham.

A note of a certaine letter of Wil. Tymmes.

MarginaliaReferre this to the page. 1898.GRace, mercy, and peace, from God the father, through the mercies of his deare sonne Iesus Christ, our Lord and onely Sauiour, with the comfort of his holy spirite, that as you haue full godly begun, euen so to continue to the end, to the glory of God and your euerlasting comfort, which thing to do I pray God to geue you grace, who is the geuer of all good and perfect gifts, to the glory of hys holy name, Amen.

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My dere sisters, after most harty commendations vnto you, and also most harty thankes geuing vnto you for all the great kyndnesse that you haue always shewed vnto me most vnworthy of the same. I certifie you that I am very glad to heare of your good health, which I pray God long to continue to his glory. And especially I doe much reioyce in your most godly constancie in the Gospell of Christ, which is the power of God vnto saluation, vnto so many as beleuee it. Therefore my deare hartes goe forward as you haue godly begunne, for the tyme will come that these cruell tyrants which now so cruelly persecuteth the true members of Christ, shall say for very anguish of mynde, These are they whom we sometyme had in derision and iested vppon. We fooles thought their lyfe to haue bene very madnesse, and their ende to haue bene without honour. But lo how they are counted among the children of God, and ther portion is among the Saints, therefore we haue erred from the way of truth. The light of righteousnes hath not shined vnto vs, and the sonne of vnderstandyng rose not vpon vs. We haue weried our selues in the way of wickednesse and destruction. Tedious wayes haue we gone, but as for the way of the Lord we haue not knowen it. What good hath our pride done vnto vs, or what profit hath the pompe of riches brought vs. All these things hath passed away as a shadow, or as a Messenger running before. As a sheepe that passeth ouer the waues of the water, which when it is gone, by the trace thereof cannot be found, neither the path in the flouds. &c. For as soone as we were borne, we began inordinately to drawe to our ende, and haue shewed no token of vertue, but are consumed in our owne wickednesse. MarginaliaWisedome 5. Such wordes shall they that thus haue sinned, speake in the hell, &c. But the righteous shall lyue for euermore, their reward is also wt the Lord, and their remembraunce with the highest: therfore shall they receiue a glorious kingdome, and a beautifull crowne at the Lordes hand, for with his right hande shall he couer them, and with his holy arme shall he defend them, &c. The soules of the righteous are in the hāds of God, and the paynes of death shall not touch them, but in the sight of the vnwyse they appeare to die, and their end is taken for very destruction, but they are in rest. And though they suffer payne before men, yet is their hope full of immortalitie. They are punished but in few thynges, neuerthelesse in many things shall they be wel rewarded: for God prooueth them and findeth them meete for hymselfe, yea as the golde in the fornace doth he try them, and receiueth them as a burnt offering: and when the tyme commeth, they shall be looked vppon, the righteous shall shine as the sparkes that runneth through the red bushe, they shall iudge the nations and haue dominion ouer the people, and their Lord shal raigne for euer. They that put their trust in hym shall vnderstand the truth, and such as be faithfull will agree vnto hym in loue, MarginaliaWisedome 4.and he shall be a piller in the temple of God, and shall no more go out, and there shall be written vppon him the name of God. MarginaliaHebr. 11.And they shall lye vnder the aultar (which is Christ) crying wt a lowd voyce, saying: How long tariest thou Lord, holy and true, to iudge and auenge our bloud on them þt dwell on the earth, and they shall haue long white garmentes geuen vnto them, and it shall be sayd vnto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, til the number of their fellowes and brethren of them that should bee killed as they were, were fulfilled.  

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Cattley/Pratt, VIII, 724, fn 2

Rev. vi.

For as S. Iohn sayth, they are worthy that thus ouercommeth, to bee clothed in white aray, and their names shall not bee put out of the booke of lyfe,

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but shall be seperated from the Gotes and set on Christes right hand, hearing his sweet and comfortable voice, whē he shall say, Come ye blessed of my Father, and possesse the kingdome prepared for you from the beginnyng of the world: And the very redy way to obtaine the same, is as our maister Christ saith, to forsake our selues, takyng vp our crosse followyng our maister Christ, which for the ioy that was set before him, abode the crosse, and despised the shame, and is set downe on the throne of the right hand of God:  

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Cattley/Pratt, VIII, 724, fn 3

Heb. xii.

therefore let vs follow his example in sufferyng for his worde, seeyng that hee of his mercifull goodnesse suffered so muche for vs when wee were his enemies, for it was our sinne that killed Christ, and by his death hath made vs on lyue. Therefore with ioy seeing all these his merciful benefites purchased for vs onely by his death and bloudsheding: Let vs with boldnesse confesse his holy word before this wicked generation, euen to death, and we be called thereto, and so be well assured that our lyues be not in the hands of men, but in Gods handes. Therefore my deare sisters, as you haue godly begun, so go forward euen through many tribulations, euen into the euerlasting kingdome of heauen. To the which God the father of all mercy for his deare sonne Christes sake, bring both you and all yours, Amen.

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Yours to commaund, to
my poore power.
Wil. Tymmes.

Continue in prayer,
Aske in Fayth,
And obtaine your desire,
Praying for you as I know that you do for me.

¶ Another Sermon of M. Latimer concerning his playing at Cardes.

MarginaliaReferre this to the pag. 1734.NOw you haue heard what is ment by this first carde, and how you ought to play with it, I purpose againe to deale vnto you another carde, almost of the same sute: for they be of so nigh affinitie, that one cannot be wel plaied without the other. The first Carde declared that you should not kill, which might bee done diuers wayes, as beyng angry with your neighbour, in mynde, in countenaunce, in word, or deed. It declared also how you should subdue the passions of Ire, and so cleare euermore your selues from them: and where this first Card doth kill in you these stubburne Turkes of Ire: This second Carde will not all onely they should be mortified in you, but that you your selues shall cause them to bee likewyse mortified in your neighbour, if that your sayd neighbour hath bene thorough your occasion mooued vnto Ire, either in countenaunce, word or deed. Now let vs heare therfore the tenour of this Carde.

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When thou makest thy oblation at myne aultar, & there doest remember that thy neighbor hath any thing against thee, lay downe there thy oblation, and go first and reconcile thy neighbour, and then come and offer thy oblation. This Card was spoken by Christ as testifieth S. Marke in his v. chapter, against all such that do presume to come vnto the church to make oblation vnto GOD either by prayer, or any other deede of charitie, not hauyng their neighbors reconciled. Reconciling is as much to say, as to restore thy neighbor vnto charitie, which by thy words or deeds is mooued against thee: then if so be it that thou hast spoken to, or by thy neighbour, wherby he is mooued to Ire or wrath, thou must lay downe thy oblation. Oblations be prayers, almes deeds, or any worke of charitie: these bee called oblations to God. Laye downe therefore thine oblation, begin to do none of these foresaid workesr before thou goest vnto thy neighbor, and confesse thy fault vnto him, declaryng thy mynde, that if thou hast offended him, thou art glad and willing to make him amendes, as far foorth as thy words and substaunce will extend, requiring him not to take it at the worst. Thou art sory in thy mynd that thou shouldest be the occasion of his offending. What maner of Carde is this will some say, why? What haue I to do with my neighbours or brothers malice? As Caine said: Haue I the keeping of my brother, or shall I aunswer for him and for his faultes? This were no reason: As for my selfe, I thanke God I owe no man malice nor displeasure, if other owe me any, at their owne perill. Let euery man answer for himselfe: Nay sir not so, as you may vnderstand by this Card: for it sayth. If thy neighbor hath any thing, any malice against thee, through thine occasion, lay euen downe saith Christ thine oblation: pray not to me, do no good deeds for me, but go first vnto thy neighbour, and bring him againe vnto my flocke whiche hath forsaken þe same through thy naughty words, mocks,

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